The UK Government must complete and publish a full assessment of the impact on renters of their decisions to freeze Local Housing Allowance and cut Universal Credit, which risk pushing many households into poverty, problem debt, and homelessness, according to a number of housing groups.
The UK Government has been warned of an impending rent crisis in the UK following the reintroduction of a national lockdown. The warning came in a joint statement from the National Residential Landlords Association, The Big Issue and Ride Out Recession Alliance, Shelter, ARLA Propertymark, the
Thousands of people in Scotland are struggling with essential household bills especially Council Tax, a debt charity has warned. StepChange Debt Charity Scotland said it was contacted by over 30,000 people last year across every constituency seeking debt help.
Payday loan company CFO Lending has been ordered to repay around £35 million to borrowers after regulators found evidence of unfair practices to more than 97,000 customers. The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said the company took payments without permission and sent “threatening and misleading